Helen “Elena” Escobedo was a Mexican sculptor and installation artist who explored ecological and urban problems through land art in her 50 years career.
Her monumental pieces made of industrial materials, such as steel girders, fibreglass, and concrete form surprisingly natural forms that integrate smoothly into the surrounding environment, while her site-specific installations usually included more ephemeral elements such as grass.

Helen “Elena” Escobedo
Helen Escobedo
Mexico City, 1934
Mexico

Upcoming Exhibitions

Helen Escobedo

Proyectos Monclova
05/02/2019 — 09/03/2019

Past Exhibitions

FORMASOBREFONDO

Proyectos Monclova
22/06/2017 — 02/09/2017

Solo Shows

2019
PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico

2017
Expandir los espacios del arte. Helen Escobedo en la UNAM (1961-1979), Museo Universitario
Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico

2016
Helen Escobedo • ReVisiones, Galería Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico

2010
A escala humana, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

2009
Encore, Nieheimer Kunstpfad, Halzhausen, Germany
Éxodos, Plaza Juárez, Mexico City, Mexico

Group Shows

2018
Operación peine y tijera. Los largos años sesenta en la Ciudad de México, Museo del Chopo,
Mexico City, Mexico
Un arte sin tutela: Salón Independiente en México, 1968-1971, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
Vanguardia y desacato. Casa del Lago y el 68, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico
Los Fragmentos de la Ruptura, Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico

 

2017
Monumentos, anti-monumentos y nueva escultura pública, curada por Pablo León de la Barra,
Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
FORMASOBREFONDO, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2005
Arte – Correo, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Escultura Contemporánea, Museo Federico Silva, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Archipiélagos Gráficos, Galería Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Nacional de la Escultura Sebastián, Colima, Mexico
Entretejiendo la Diversidad, AICHI 2005, Mexican Pavilion, Aichi, Japan
140 Años, Galería Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Mexico City Country of birth: Mexico Date of birth: 1934